Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

Learn all all about the Cricut Rotary Blade, and some helpful tips and tricks!

Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

When it comes to the Cricut Maker machine, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether you just got a new machine today, or have had one for months but have been too afraid to get started, I am here to help you get the courage to start creating! Today's post is going to cover everything you need to know about using the Cricut Rotary Blade.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

Before we get to the specifics of the Rotary Blade, let's cover the basics of all of the blades available for the Cricut Maker (as of today):

Fine Point Blade: this is the basic blade that is used in both the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker machines to cut your basic materials like vinyl and paper.

Deep Point Blade: used by both the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker machines, but this is able to cut most materials up to 1.5mm

Rotary Blade: compatible with the Cricut Maker adaptive tool system, this blade allows you to cut everything from crepe paper, silk, cotton, and denim to canvas and burlap.

Knife Blade: compatible with the Cricut Maker adaptive tool system, this blade cuts through thicker or denser materials such as balsa wood, leather, craft foam, and more!

Single Scoring Wheel: compatible with the Cricut Maker adaptive tool system, this scoring wheel creates extra-deep score lines for perfect folds and a flawless finish

Double Scoring Wheel: compatible with the Cricut Maker adaptive tool system, this scoring wheel creates extra-deep double score lines and a flawless finish on thicker and specialty material projects.

Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

This revolutionary, and incredibly sharp rotary blade makes custom, precision fabric cutting in your home easier than ever. Similar to how a traditional handheld rotary cutter works, the blade glides and rolls through fabric, but this one can turn within a quarter of an inch to flawlessly cut through hundreds of fabrics - some even through three layers at a time!

Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

When you purchase a Cricut Maker, the Rotary Blade and housing are included. The housing is calibrated specifically for your machine, but you will need to recalibrate whenever you change out the blade.

Install the Rotary Blade into your machine by opening the Adaptive Tool System B clamp and place the Rotary Blade inside, aligning the gears together. Close the clamp to secure the housing. Easy as that!

Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

When you aren't using the rotary blade, there is plenty of storage room in the door of the Cricut Maker to keep it from getting lost or damaged.

Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

Needless to say, if you are someone who is wanting to work with fabric, the Cricut Rotary Blade is definitely for you. No matter your skill level, the rotary blade allows sewers & quilters to cut very detailed shapes and patterns with precision that’s just not going to happen with scissors.

In addition to the Rotary Blade, I'd also recommend these supplies:

*Tip: this Cricut Maker Essentials Bundle is an amazing deal to get everything you need to get started!

Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

Like I just mentioned, the rotary blade allows sewers & quilters to complete projects with precision. Cricut has teamed up with Simplicity Patterns and Riley Blake Fabrics to provide Cricut Maker users with an amazing collection of sewing and quilting patterns that are currently available in Design Space!

Here are a few projects I have sewn myself using the Rotary Blade and my Cricut Maker:

Creating a Half Hexi Quilt is easy when you use the Cricut Maker machine! #CricutMade

Make a Mini Messenger Bag with FREE pattern using Therm O Web and Moda fabrics!

DIY Cat Sleep Mask

DIY Cat Travel Pillow with Free Pattern

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Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Rotary Blade

Do you have any other questions about the Cricut Rotary Blade?
If you have one, what do you like about it? Let's chat about it in the comments below!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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